Jump into two…there’s lots to do!
In Year Two at Mernda Primary, the students participate in whole group, small group, partner and individual learning opportunities in all areas of the curriculum.
In English, the Year Two students develop a range of strategies to help them read and understand more complex fiction and nonfiction texts. They have lots of opportunities to share their experiences both verbally and in written form within the classroom and develop a wider repertoire of written text types. The students also participate in needs based spelling programs such as ‘Read, Write, Inc’ and SRA Spelling sessions.
Year 2 Curriculum
The Mathematics program uses pre tests to determine student needs then creates learning sequences to meet these needs. Counting fluency and recall of addition and subtraction facts is a big focus in Year Two. Students participate in whole group, partner and individual practise regularly. Understanding of place value is extended to include reading, writing, ordering, modelling and renaming larger numbers. Time is spent focussing on developing strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems and understanding multiplication and division.
As part of our Inquiry and Personal Learning a variety of experiences are provided during the year. Such as an Indigenous Cultural singing and dancing incursion, Mindfulness Meditation, The Swimming Program is undertaken in Term 2, a visit to Como House, Rhyme Time Show and the exciting Year Two Dinner early in Term Four. Along with the internet based Chinese lessons with our Chinese Teachers the students enjoy a wide range learning experiences.